I've gots of questions for you guys
Yes, the ortho believes it was a small ligament tear at the sacro-iliac joint. Unfortunately, since I am PL focused, my emphasis is always on the posterior chain. Unilateral work for the posterior chain is a good idea. What are king deadlifts? 1-legged hypers might be good too. hard to think of other ones though.
About #2 - That's something I really need to focus on. I always get lazy with stretching as it takes forever to see results.
I currently take glucosamine/chondroitin but no fish oils. Fish oils are good for the joints? I'll have to take a liquid one as I have trouble swallowing those huge pills. It'll be gross but worth it. Is flaxseed oil the same thing?
Will cold showers have the same effect? In 2 weeks im at school and we dont have baths. I try to do a bit of swimming which is also good im sure. I'll probably get bored though... The cold is good for the ligaments?
Thanks for the help!
Well in terms of my condition I can only the ortho's diagnosis was right. I think he'd notice if it was a disc problem (I hope). I guess I'll find out if the physical therapy doesnt help.
For those mobility exercises, how many sets/reps would I do? How soon do I have to do it before working out? what are butt kicks. and last, do these help with flexibility?
Thanks for the help!
Yeah, I don't really plan to follow the ortho's advice. I don't see how I can powerlift while squatting with a straight back and benching with my feet on the bench lol.
but you got damn lucky man. Im not gunna find anyone like that around here. I have yet to meet anyone, either at home or up at school, that is into powerlifting or strength training. But who knows, maybe ill get lucky with my physical therapist :). Thanks!
No pain that radiates down my leg, nor does it hurt to touch my toes (the ortho asked me both these questions btw). It's almost exclusively at my lower back. No numbness at my lower back. I've noticed in the past few days I've felt it a bit higher up my back than usual, im not sure if id describe it as numbness.
I generally am always feeling it now. It'll hurt when I initially sit down, when I "thrust" to slide my chair in, to run. extending my leg to the side hurts more than extending it to the front or back. uh swinging a ping pong paddle fast hurts (duh). None of this is extreme pain, more like just an "Ow".
Thanks for your help beefcake!